Actions to take
Wash your hands with soap and water more often than usual, for at least 20 seconds, using hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available.
You should always wash your hands or use hand sanitiser after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, before you eat or handle food, or when you get to work or arrive home.
Keep two metres away from people, or at least one metre when you can take other precautions, such as wearing a face covering or not sitting face-to-face with someone.
If you can, wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces where social distancing isn’t possible and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
You must wear a face covering at all times on public transport, when attending a hospital as a visitor or outpatient, and from Friday 24 July, when in shops and supermarkets.
Face coverings do not replace social distancing.
Further information on when you need to wear face coverings, exemptions, and how to make your own face covering can be found on the GOV.UK website.
Test and trace
Symptoms include a new continuous cough, a high temperature, a loss of or change in your sense of taste or smell.
If you develop these symptoms, however mild, or you have received a positive COVID-19 test result, you should immediately self-isolate stay at home for at least seven days from when your symptoms started.
All other household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.
If you are self-isolating and in need of support, please get in touch with our community hub.
The following documents provide these key messages in another language:
- Arabic (PDF, 254KB)
- Creole (PDF, 104KB)
- Gujarati (PDF, 163KB)
- Polish (PDF, 155KB)
- Portuguese (PDF, 96KB)
- Punjabi (PDF, 148KB)
- Romanian (PDF, 161KB)
- Tamil (PDF, 117KB)
- Urdu (PDF, 148KB)
Frequently asked questions
Take a look at the frequently asked questions we have been receiving about local outbreaks, lockdowns and keeping safe.